Should you scrap your car?

Owning and running a car can be very costly. Not only have to ensure that you have a valid, MOT and insurance certificate but also that you pay road tax and possible breakdown cover to help assist you should you break down when out on the roads. On top of these regular expenses, you also need to be prepared to pay for maintenance work that may need doing from time to time and also repairs that could be required without any prior warning (often when it is most inconvenient). If the cost of repairing your car becomes more than the value of it then you may be faced with the reality of having to scrap the vehicle as it is not worth repairing it. The money you will get for...
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Have you been involved in an accident?

Having a car accident can be very scary and can leave you shaken even if you are not physically hurt. Depending on the circumstances of the accident you may need to get the police involved and your insurance company. If you are in doubt of what to do, but no one is hurt or your vehicle is not in a dangerous place, then you should call the emergency number  for your insurance company. They will be able to arrange recovery of the vehicle if needs be and may be able to get you home. If the vehicle is blocking the road and undriveable or if someone is hurt then you may need to inform the police. This may also be the case if there is a dispute as to whose...
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How to become a better driver

Often people assume that once they have passed their test they are a good driver but unfortunately this is often not the case. They may have been good enough on that day to pass their test but they certainly haven’t got the experience needed to be able to claim they are a great driver. Once you have passed your test, that is when you really start to learn how to drive. There are a number of different driving courses that you can attend if you want to perfect your driving skills even more. Sometimes you may have to do a driving course such as a speed awareness course to avoid getting points or a fine if you have been caught speeding. These courses are designed to teach drivers car safety...
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Is your vehicle winter ready

Over the last couple of weeks, we seem to have had a real mix of weather. Many of us have experienced a mini heatwave for a few days where the temperatures have reached above 28 degrees and then the temperatures have dropped to the high teens and bought a lot of rain with it. This type of weather can make for hazardous driving conditions as if we have spells of hot and dry weather for a long time then have heavy rain it often means that there will be a lot of ground water about as the earth cannot absorb the water as quickly. It is important to ensure that your vehicle is ready for the in autumn and winter months ahead. You need to check your tyres very carefully...
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Check your wheels for damage regularly

Wheels are a massive part of the safety of the vehicle and should be checked on a regular basis to prevent an accident due to and issue with the wheels. Damaged wheels or tyres can cause serious accidents and therefore it is vital that you check them often. So many accidents that happen on our roads are caused by defective wheels or tyres or simply worn tyres. Mots of these could be avoided if car owners took a little bit more care.  You may notice that you tyre seems to be losing pressure and going flat after only a few days. You may instantly assume that there is an issue with your tyre and that you have a puncture but this is not always the case.  Damaged wheels can cause...
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